The Specials are a British punk rock group formed in Coventry, England in 1977. Their sound is influenced by a fusion of ska and punk rock with reggae also in the mix and were a success during the late 70s to mid 80s.
The group originally consisted of the following; Lynval Golding (rhythm guitar, vocals), Horace Panter (bass guitar), Terry Hall (vocals), Jerry Dammers (keyboards), Silverton Hutchinson (drums) and Tim Strickland (vocals) and have had many members leave and join throughout their career.
They have released 7 studio albums, including their self-titled debut album (1979) which reached the UK charts at number 4, and with that, have released 14 singles including, Too Much Too Young (1980) and Ghost Town (1981), both topping the UK charts at number 1.
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